Clinical Coordinator, Children's Hospital

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1 month ago
Job ID
2017-6187
# of Openings
1
BayPointe Hospital
Category
Administrative/Management
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Overview

Our children's hospital serves children ages 5 to 12 years and adolescent’s ages 13 to 19 years who are in psychiatric crisis. Children whose behaviors are life threatening, destructive or disabling or that require 24-hour monitoring and assessment meet criteria for admission. The program provides assessment and stabilization of psychiatric symptoms. The goal of treatment is to promote the highest level of functioning through an individualized treatment plan. The focus is on returning consumers to their homes or to the least restrictive level of care as quickly as possible, with comprehensive aftercare plans. The estimated stay in this BayPointe program is three to ten days.

Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

  1. Assesses functioning of clinical services, identifying problems and solutions
  2. Leads the program’s clinical services planning, development and implementation
  3. Leads treatment team meetings & staffing meetings
  4. Works collaboratively with the RN Coordinator to ensure effective milieu management
  5. Maintains, adjusts and oversees the program schedule to maximize consumer engagement and quality of care
  6. Develops systems and continuum of care according to consumers’ needs  
  7. Assures that program standards and objectives are met for program
  8. Assigns and monitors case loads and productivity of clinical staff and educational liaison
  9. Provides staff coverage for crisis intervention
  10. Maintains minimal case load when necessitated
  11. Stands in as Residential/Day Treatment Coordinator during times of leave, illness or vacation
  12. Ensures that staff provides quality services – individual, group and family counseling
  13. Serves as a clinical liaison to facility staff
  14. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  15. Applies seclusion and restraint according to Policy and Procedures
  16. Takes calls from staff about emergencies or critical issues after normal work hours and on weekends; makes weekend rounds for BayPointe facility while on call
  17. Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
  18. Monitors contracts, budgets, LOS, and ADC for maximization of revenues
  19. Works collaboratively with Residential/Day Treatment Coordinator to facilitate referrals into program
  20. Assists with admission screenings into facility
  21. Ensures that program staff are appropriately trained and utilized to meet facility needs
  22. Adheres to professional code of ethics
  23. Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies

Administers appropriate personnel functions

  1. Interviews and screens applicants when necessary and completes appropriate forms as outlined by personnel policies and procedures
  2. Provides training in the general orientation of the facility, policies and procedures, program operations, specific skills area, and record keeping
  3. Is knowledgeable and applies personnel policies and procedures on a consistent basis
  4. Provides staff with consultation and supervision as needed, individually or through group staff meetings
  5. Ensures competence of staff
  6. Objectively completes employee performance evaluations on supervised staff
  7. Promotes concept of treatment teams. Acts as a member of treatment team
  8. Provides positive and effective leadership

Qualifications

Master degree in a mental health discipline with at least two years of postmaster experience; licensure preferred; attainment of case management certification within 6 months of employment.

 

Knowledge in child and adolescent specialty, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment: 

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in child and adolescent populations
  • Knowledge of growth and development of child/adolescent consumers as related to all intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of their development
  • Knowledge of principles of play therapy
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practices
  • Knowledge of family dynamics and parenting issues
  • Knowledge of effects and treatment of physical/sexual/emotional abuse and neglect issues
  • Knowledge of community resources as applied to the child/adolescent
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity      
  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to child/adolescent population

Physical Requirements:

  • There is frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes.  However, there are times when this can be extended to pacing with the consumer (time could be undetermined), and at times sitting and standing can be extended with the employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance and behavior of the consumer at that time.
  • There is occasional forward bending from the hips while kneeling to reach to the side.
  • There is an occasional need to be able to assume a full squat/lunge from a standing position.
  • There is an occasional need to maintain back extension while being on stomach with one’s own body weight on hips and legs.  This position is maintained for several minutes.
  • Occasionally, be able to put one’s own body weight on one knee and one elbow on the same side of one’s body.
  • Occasionally, be able to kneel and reach to same side toward the floor.
  • Lift up to 15 pounds from the floor to various levels, including from floor to overhead occasionally during shift.
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds to assist in activities of daily living, as required.  Be able to lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist.
  • Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility, and to maintain constant contact with a consumer during a restraint procedure or with other hold techniques.
  • Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during shift.
  • At times, be able to ambulate in a quick manner (jog/run) for distances up to 50 feet.
  • Carrying up to 15 pounds various distances throughout the facility.
  • Occasional step ladder climbing to retrieve medical records that are on higher shelves.
  • Fine manipulation/dexterity to handle medical records and complete documentation.
  • At times therapy may be inside or outside the facility; therefore, some activities will dictate physical requirements for playing or games.

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